20 Oct Epidurals For Back And Sciatic Pain
Rest assured there are treatments for sciatica- the backaches and shooting pains can be controlled with epidurals when exercises fail to ease the pain.
Sciatica refers to pain that can radiate along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. It can be a debilitating pain that can limit activities.
The cause of sciatica for many individuals is a degenerative spine condition that has pressed against the sciatic nerve. Because degenerative spine conditions develop slowly over time, many conservative treatments can alleviate the pain and symptoms without having to undergo surgery, if addressed early on. If you are beginning to experience symptoms of sciatica, it would be wise for you to schedule a pain management before the pain worsens. Conservative treatments can often be an effective means to treat sciatica pain and the degenerative spine condition that is causing it, however, if these means are not effective, epidurals can be.
Symptoms of sciatica may include:
• Lower back pain
• Shooting pain down the back of the leg
• Burning leg and back pain
• Tingling and numbness of the back or leg
Steroid Epidural Injections for Back And Sciatica Pain
While many people with sciatica recover within a few weeks, those who continue to feel pain and sciatic symptoms may want to undergo an epidural steroid injection. Steroids reduce inflammation and may very well help ease the sciatic pain. During an epidural steroid injection, the medicine is injected near spinal nerve roots that are compressed.
Many individuals find immediate relief with Steroid Epidural Injections. However, they are not the right choice for others. For this reason, it is imperative to be under the care of a qualified and experienced pain management professional. At Integrated Pain Consultants you can rest assured you will be receiving quality care with a group of pain specialists that have your health and welfare as their goal. If you are experiencing back pain and sciatic nerve pain contact Integrated Pain Consultants at (480) 626-2552, and we will help you get your life back. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.